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Gilbert Burnet

Gilbert Burnet was a Scottish philosopher and historian, and Bishop of Salisbury. He was fluent in Dutch, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Burnet was highly respected as a cleric, a preacher, an academic, a writer and a historian. He was always closely associated with the Whig party, and was one of the few close friends in whom King William III confided... Read More

Born18 September 1643
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died17 March 1715 (aged 71)
St John's Court, Clerkenwell, London, England
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